Ahead of Manchester United’s tricky away fixture against Chelsea, Red Devils winger Ashley Young believes that the club have a game-plan prepared to ambush the threat of their opponents.
United manager Jose Mourinho will return to the club where he had a decorated past. The Portuguese guided Chelsea to back to back league titles in their history, and also led to them to the highest points tally achieved by a team in the Premier League.
Even on his second coming, he managed to win the title, but in his third year in-charge, things began to go south for him, and he was eventually handed an order which saw him vacate his position at the helm at Stamford Bridge. Since his sacking, he was linked to the Manchester United job, and was announced as the Red Devils boss a few weeks after the closure of the 2015/16 season.
However, things have not perfectly panned out the way as Mourinho would have liked, and he is already seeing his team play catch-up in the league. His former employers Chelsea are slightly edging them on the basis of points earned, and will make it difficult on his return to Stamford Bridge.
But, Manchester United winger Ashley Young is upbeat about his side’s chances on the day. He believes the team has a plan for the Blues, and will be hoping to execute it to perfection in order to come away with maximum points.
“I think there will obviously be a lot of talk going into the game of making sure you know your jobs, making sure we know the game plan,” Young told MUTV. “That will be it really. Obviously, you do a few things outside and try to prepare yourself but the main thing is being ready when that kick-off comes and being able to be 100 per cent again.
“I think, as a player, you know your job. You know what the game plan is and we want to go and do that to a T, to be honest. I think we performed extremely well against Liverpool and I’m sure, for Chelsea, the game plan will be set and, if everyone’s doing their job, I’m confident we can go out there and get the three points,” he added.
The 31-year-old has been used more frequently by Mourinho of late, and will be in contention to line up against Chelsea. Given the absence of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Wayne Rooney, Young and Juan Mata could be named in the playing eleven.